Assaults at aged care facility; carer charged in Warilla

A carer has been charged over several alleged assaults of residents at an aged care facility in the Lake Illawarra region.

Police will allege the carer, a 48-year-old woman, assaulted five residents – three women and two men – aged between 74 and 87 – at an aged care facility on Arcadia Street, Warilla.

The incidents allegedly occurred between October and December 2018.

Following inquiries, detectives from Lake Illawarra Police District arrested a 48-year-old woman at a home in Mount Warrigal, just before 10am today (Wednesday 2 January 2019).

She was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged with five counts of assault.

The Mount Warrigal woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Port Kembla Local Court on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

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